Mt Hood Lodging Options

Mt Hood Lodging Options

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Where to Stay

The Mt Hood lodging options are somewhat limited, in part due to forestry service regulations that prohibit much in the way of development, which makes the experience rather serene. If you can head to Mt Hood mid-week, it’s particularly quiet and you can often score some big discounts on Mt Hood accommodations.

Cooper Spur Mountain Resort

Just below the Cooper Spur ski area is the Cooper Spur Mountain Resort which includes nice lodge style rooms (x2 queen beds, king or family rooms) at the Inn at Cooper Spur, 3 bedroom condos, log cabins (1 & 3BR), and a 4 bedroom log house. The resort is delightfully rustic and this mountain retreat is peaceful. It really feels like you’re getting away from it all, especially when you’re relaxing in one of the hot tubs.

A continental breakfast is included and the cozy tavern is open for evening meals. Rather than the typical American burgers you get at most pubs, the homely meals are made from scratch and the menu includes some creative cuisine.

For those skiing at Mt Hood Meadows, one of the advantages of this Mt Hood lodging is that you’ll avoid the road closures that can happen between Meadows and Government Camp. With prior notice, Cooper Spur Mountain Resort can offer shuttles to/from Mt Hood Meadows for its guests.

Road distances from Cooper Spur Mountain Resort:

  • Cooper Spur Ski Area – 1.6 miles
  • Mt Hood Meadows – 14 miles
  • Mt Hood Skibowl – 22.5 miles
  • Timberline Lodge – 26 miles

Government Camp

The name conjures up thoughts of military style huts, but Government Camp is a little ski village that offers a range of Mt Hood accommodations. The main part of the village has a few restaurants/bars and a couple of ski shops, yet some of the commercial lodging is up the other end of the village about 0.5 miles away. “Downtown” Government Camp is about 1 mile from the west base of Skibowl and 0.4 miles from the east base, both of which are on the opposite side of the highway from the village.

A good pick for Government Camp lodging is the Best Western Mt Hood Inn.

Road distances from Government Camp:

  • Summit Ski Area – adjacent to the village
  • Mt Hood Skibowl – opposite side of Highway 26
  • Timberline Ski Area– 6 miles
  • Mt Hood Meadows – 11 miles

Government Camp Lodging

Timberline Lodge

Timberline Lodge is the only ski-in ski-out Mt Hood lodging and it offers a nostalgic stay. The grand old property is a national historic landmark and a bit of an architectural marvel. All of the guest rooms are rustically alpine with little emphasis on modern, and range from deluxe rooms to ski lodge type bunk rooms. The Timberline Lodge comes complete with fine dining if you want to splurge and an outdoor heated pool.

Road distances from Timberline Lodge:

  • Timberline ski area – ski-in ski-out
  • Skibowl – 7 miles
  • Mt Hood Meadows – 16 miles

Hood River

The town of Hood River is a bit more of a drive to the Mt Hood ski resorts, but it is a vibrant town that’s home to fun outdoorsy people and various breweries. Hood River offers significantly more options for drinking and dining in the evening compared to the other Mt Hood lodging areas.

Road distances:

  • Mt Hood Meadows – 36 miles
  • Mt Hood Skibowl – 46 miles
  • Timberline – 47 miles
  • Portland – 63 miles

Hood River Accommodations

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